2019 EMM worker training and events schedule

June 16–28, 2019
MCC Welcoming Place
A time to gather with like-minded disciples to deepen the formational work God is doing in you. Times of discussion around key ministry concepts are interspersed with times of personal reflection, prayer ministry, team building, and lots of fun. For those serving with EMM, there will also be a time to look at financial tracking, organizational policy, and details of your assignment.

July 13, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
An outdoor missions and culture festival for people of all ages featuring international food, interactive exhibits, missionary stories, and children's activities. EMM missionaries and international churches in the area set up exhibits and food stands that help them get their vision and stories out to the almost 2,000 people that attend. New EMM appointees are asked to attend and also encouraged to set up an exhibit or to help an established missionary with an exhibit. You will find the fair helps you develop a well-rounded overview of our agency's work around the world.

July 7, 2019 time TBD
Black Rock Retreat
An evening commissioning service for all EMM workers leaving for service in the following months.

July 8–12, 2019
Black Rock Retreat
A week-long "family reunion" for all new appointees and workers on home leave between terms. Oasis connects and strengthens the EMM community through resourcing and rest. 
Please RSVP by April 1, 2019. Contact Jessica Herlein.

Re-entry Retreat
August 1—4, 2019
Black Rock Retreat
All workers who return to their home country and bring closure to their service with EMM are invited and expected to attend the annual Re-entry Retreat sponsored by EMM and several other Anabaptist/Mennonite agencies. This retreat provides much-needed space to reflect on your mission experiences and prepare to begin a new chapter.